Editor’s Note: In his book, The School of Jesus Crucified, Father Ignatius of the Side of Jesus, Passionist, outlines 25 points as a “Practical Rule of Christian Life for Daily Observance”.
“Undress yourself with modesty and decency, commending your soul to God, and begging your Angel Guardian to bestow his assistance upon you, by saying an Our Father in his honor. As you lie down to rest, think of Jesus stretched on the hard bed of the Cross, and fastened down to it by sharp nails. Say to Him: Ah, my sweet Jesus, Thou art nailed to the Cross, and enduring unspeakable tortures,and I am lying on this bed! I compassionate Thee, and love Thee with my whole heart.”